Marine Ecosystems: Ecology & Management

Subject ECOL30007 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 lectures; 4 tutorials; 12 hours of group multimedia presentations
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours


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Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering applications for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in practical class activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Tim Dempster

Subject Overview:

Marine ecosystems cover 71% of the earth’s surface and are vital to the existence of humans in many ways. This subject covers our current understanding of the dynamics of marine ecosystems and the key techniques and concepts used to assess environmental impacts, manage exploited species and conserve biodiversity.


Provide students with an opportunity to learn about concepts at the cutting edge of research in Marine Ecology, and their relevance to our understanding and management of marine ecosystems.


Group oral presentation (10%); written report of 2000 words due during semester (30%); mid-term written examination of 1 hour (20%); written examination of 2 hours during the final examination period (40%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to understand current advances in this field; to identify areas where further research is needed; and to explain the important issues in this field to non-experts.
  • Ability to critique methods and experimental designs used in marine ecology.
  • Ability to read and synthesize current papers in the ecological literature and produce concise pieces of scientific writing and scientific presentations.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Marine Biology
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
Related Breadth Track(s): Marine Life

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